Listermann said he could count the number of craft breweries operating in the region on one hand when he fired up the brewery's original two-barrel brewhouse at 1621 Dana Ave. in Evanston. Mount Carmel Brewing Co. opened in Union Township in 2005 and the chain restaurant and bar, Rockbottom Brewery & Restaurant on Fountain Square were making small-batch beer at the time. Listermann Brewing opened about three months before the original Rivertown Brewery opened in Lockland.
As Listermann Brewing prepares to celebrate a decade of making beer with a three-day party this weekend, the Queen City brewing landscape looks significantly different. There are currently more than 50 craft breweries operating in and around the Queen City thanks to major changes in Ohio's beer-making laws.
Listermann said he didn't attempt to make his own beer for another fifteen years. Instead, he graduated and landed a full-time engineering job, which was actually fortuitous for future craft beer lovers.
\"Then in 1988, my old roommate Brian Johnson called,\" Listermann said. \"He said he wanted to try again and I said, 'Johnson don't do that.' My brother and I then went up to his house and made some beers and that was really good. That was the beginning of the end of my engineering career. I started making my own beer and then I'd find little things that I could improve in equipment and I started the business in 1991 of manufacturing home-brew equipment.\"
After juggling two careers for two years, Listermann quit his job as a quality engineer at Senco Products to focus on making and distributing homebrewing parts full-time. Dan and his wife Sue Listermann then purchased the building in Evanston where Listermann Brewing is still located in 1995.
Brewer referred to the space Listermann once used for manufacturing. The brewery began turning the area into a place for people to drink beer after an Ohio law took effect in 2012 that allowed craft breweries to operate taprooms in much the same way vineyards were allowed to have tasting rooms.
\"This tribute beer is part of a summer beer series that the brewery has developed in partnership with King Studios and the design and print shop We Have Become Vikings to celebrate the upcoming 75th anniversary of King Records in Evanston,\" the brewery said in a statement.
\"These series of beers enable us to highlight, and, more importantly, pay tribute to intensely creative artists that helped trail blaze the styles of music that we simply take for granted in our enjoyment of music every day,\" head brewer Jared Lewinski said.
The new IPA will be ready for tasting this Saturday, September 23 at 10 am at Listermann Brewing Co., located two miles away from the Zoo across from Xavier University. Beer lovers and can collectors will also be able to buy up to six 4 packs of Kendi beer, which sell for $14.99 each.
A new beer, Terracotta Army New England Red IPA, will be sold at the Listermann Brewing taproom starting on April 21, a day after the exhibition opens. It will also be available at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Terracotta Army New England Red IPA is an ale fit for a warrior. Brewed with Galaxy and Citra hops, the beer has a red hue reminiscent of terracotta clay with hints of mango, tropical fruits, peaches and a mix of dank flavors. The New England Red IPA style gives this brew a smooth, creamy mouthfeel with little hop bitterness.
A launch party to celebrate the release of Terracotta Army New England Red IPA will be held at the Listermann taproom on Saturday, April 21, starting at 10 a.m. The beer will be available on tap and in 16 ounce four-pack cans featuring custom labels. The first 100 launch party guests will receive a Terracotta Army t-shirt and one voucher redeemable for a Cincinnati Art Museum special exhibition ticket. Ticket vouchers and t-shirts are available while supplies last on a first come, first served basis. T-shirt sizes are limited.
Listermann Brewing Company is a family owned brewery and homebrew supply store located at 1621 Dana Avenue. The home brew store has been operating since 1991 and the brewery has been brewing award winning beers for the city since 2008.
BC: What's a good food pairing for this beerAnything with caramel, peanut butter, toffee, marshmallow, succulent duck with a nice fruit reduction (oranges, cherries, etc), sweeter-style bbq meats, and probably a host of other dishes I have not had the opportunity to pair it with! Also, let's be real, pizza and beer are always a great pair!
We have many different options when coming to our taproom. We try to keep at least one of every style on draft at all times. We have also expanded our mead and cider program and now have one person dedicated to these styles. There is something for everyone, even those non-beer drinkers. We keep our draft list updated regularly on our website and can be viewed at any time.
Some of their most renown beers are their Chickow imperial hazelnut Brown Ale (Gold US Open Beer Championship 2020/Silver 2019), and Nutcase peanut butter Porter (Bronze GABF 2014, Silver US Open Beer Championship 2020). Other must tries are their passionfruit Lager and lemon pound cake Golden Ale. 59ce067264